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Best "FAMILY" size tent ever!!!
- This thing is extremely tough.
- After setting it up a couple of times we can get it done in about 5-10 minutes.
- I LOVE the built-in front awnings/porch.
- It has a huge amount of screen windows.
- The floor is extremely tough.
- Solid zippers, guy-lines, and aluminum poles.
- It's heavy even for car camping, but smart people expect that when buying heavy duty stuff.
- The first setup will take some time, about 15-20 minutes. My wife and I can do it well under 10 minutes now.
- It's a little pricey until you see the quality.
My wife and I call this beast the Mondo Condo.... it's BIG—10x12x6 tall. We never used the curtain divider as it was just the two of us. We used a double cot with two self-inflating mattresses on top.
We always carried our firewood in cardboard boxes placing one on each side using them like nightstands. In one corner we placed a port-a-potty so we need not leave our warm tent in fringe seasons.
We never had any leaks when it rained and when staked out with all tie outs in place winds seldom caused any problem either.
This thing was darn near bullet proof. Zippers were tough. All seams were perfect. Very little if any condensation with all the windows/screen areas. It has some of the best construction I've seen in any "Family" size tent. I would say the quality/durability it's just under a well made canvas tent.
It's beat anything Wally World has to offer as well as any other nylon large tent.
We paid about $450 for ours about 13 years ago and it's still in very good shape. Of course at $450 we take very good care of it. Certainly at the time of purchase there were plenty of cheap and poorly made tents available, but we saw it as one that would last for years and it has.
We have spent probably 150-ish nights in it through all types of weather. Our favorite times will always be when we leave the rain fly off and watch stars shooting across the night's sky.
Lastly, I'm a gearhead. I presently have over 15 different tents, but I only have one "Family" size tent and never saw one better. I buy according to value comparing pricing vs. quality.
I have good valued gear by Slumberjack all the way to North Face. I try to be realistic when purchasing my gear, meaning I will not pay $600 for a jacket unless my adventure demands it. I find it very foolish to be out on a "10 dollar adventure" wearing out "Million dollars suits".
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $450
This is a great car camping tent for a large family.
- Durable for size
- Plenty of room
- Aluminum poles
- No full coverage fly
I've had this tent for 6 years. My wife and I have used this tent for when we take our nieces and nephews camping four to five times a year.
We live in the Texas panhandle where the weather is unpredictable with high winds and thunderstorms. This tent has held up well when guylined out properly for a tent this size and does not lay down like the wally world specials.
And this tent is not difficult to set up at all. You have two poles that cross at the top and four poles that go from the top to the ground, that it.
I recommend this tent for large families that car camp. Plenty of room.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Can't remember
This so called "tent" is by far the WORST thing you could possibly ever attempt to sleep in. I recently went on a hiking adventure with my youth group and I gotta tell you, I was very disappointed.
As soon as we decided to make camp I started setting my "tent" up. The next morning, I had a massive fire, not out of wood but out of that piece of sh*t "tent". I seriously spent 5 hours trying to put it together. It was by far the most complicated thing I've ever tried to do.
So for anyone that is thinking of buying this so-called "tent," DON'T.
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: Extreme!!!
Weight: Doesn't matter
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Historic Range: $299.21-$428.95
Reviewers Paid: $450.00